Date set for Orioles P Brian Matusz suspension hearing
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Orioles reliever Brian Matusz
will have the hearing on his pending suspension
on June 3. Matusz was ejected from a game on Saturday due to a foreign substance being found on his arm. As consequence, he was given an eight-game suspension, which he has since appealed.
Orioles P Kevin Gausman (shoulder) to pitch at Triple-A soon
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Orioles pitcher Kevin Gausman
is expected to make a couple of starts
with Triple-A Norfolk in the coming weeks. Gausman, who is on the disabled list with shoulder tendinitis, will start on June 6 and June 11 with Norfolk.
These will not be rehab starts, as the Orioles plan to option him to Triple-A, according to MASNSports.com. Gausman will throw three innings or 45 pitches on June 6, and then four innings on the 11th.
Gausman has been out of action since the beginning of May with the shoulder injury. The team has not indicated when they expect him to rejoin the team.
White Sox's David Robertson likely won't be used in doubleheader
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White Sox manager Robin Ventura indicated closer David Robertson
will likely won't be used
in Thursday's doubleheader against the Orioles.
Robertson suffered his second blown save in as many games Wednesday at Toronto. He has a 6.23 ERA and three blown saves in his last eight appearances after having a 0.00 ERA and no blown saves in his first 12 outings.
White Sox add RP Daniel Webb to roster for doubleheader
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The White Sox recalled reliever Daniel Webb
prior to Thursday's doubleheader against the Orioles. Webb will serve as the 26th man on the roster
and be optioned back to the minors after Thursday's doubleheader.
Webb went 6-5 with a 3.99 ERA in 57 relief appearances in 2014.
Orioles recall Tyler Wilson to start first game of doubleheader
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The Orioles recalled pitcher Tyler Wilson
from Triple-A Norfolk to start the first game of Thursday's doubleheader
against the White Sox. Wilson is 1-0 with a 4.50 ERA in two relief appearances for Baltimore this season.
Wilson is 2-4 with a 3.29 ERA in eight starts this season for Norfolk. He has 32 strikeouts and seven walks in 41 innings.
Athletics' Eric O'Flaherty tosses 14 pitches in rehab outing
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Athletics pitcher Eric O'Flaherty
made his rehab debut with Triple-A Nashville on Wednesday, giving up two hits in a scoreless inning of work.
O'Flaherty, who threw 14 pitches in the appearance, has been out since April 30 due to a shoulder injury. He's 0-2 with an 11.57 ERA and 7:5 K:BB ratio in seven innings
Angels' Mike Morin getting better, recovery measured in weeks
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Angels pitcher Mike Morin
is getting better after being placed on the disabled list with a strained oblique, but manager Mike Scioscia said the pitcher's recovery
is a matter of "weeks, not days," MLB.com reports.
Morin was removed from Saturday's game with the injury, and it appears he'll be in for an extended stay on the disabled list. He owns a 6.00 ERA and 13:5 K:BB ratio in 15 innings.
Astros' Tony Sipp takes loss vs. Orioles Wednesday
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Astros pitcher Tony Sipp
was stuck with a loss on Wednesday, giving up the go-ahead run on a solo homer by Chris Davis in his team's 5-4 defeat against the Orioles.
"He's been there for us so much this year," manager A.J. Hinch said, per MLB.com. "A couple of pitches got him and he got burned a little bit. It's difficult for him, and certainly not the way and indicative of how he's pitched this season. I feel bad for our team. We fight back like that and don't get the win."
Sipp (2-2) struck out two on the day but gave up a home run for his second consecutive appearance. He owns a 1.53 ERA and 20:3 K:BB ratio in 17 2/3 innings.
Twins closer Glen Perkins records 18th save of the year Wednesday
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Twins closer Glen Perkins
worked a perfect ninth inning on Wednesday in Minnesota's 6-4 win over the Red Sox, earning his 18th save of the season.
Perkins forced two fly outs and one ground out without allowing a man to reach base in the inning. Perkins now boasts a 1.19 ERA in 22 2/3 innings of work. Perkins has thrown three of the last five days and is looking forward to a bit of rest, according to the Star Tribune.
"[Thursday] is an off-day, so that's good timing," Perkins said. "I have been good this year. I have felt good. Ever since I took the last two weeks of the season off last year, I have felt good. So no worries, and I'm glad that I get a lot of opportunities to pitch."
Athletics' Sean Doolittle strikes out two in season debut
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Athletics pitcher Sean Doolittle
made his season debut on Wednesday, giving up one hit in a scoreless inning of work while striking out two in his team's 3-2 loss to the Tigers.
Doolittle averaged just 89 mph with his fastball in the outing after averaging 94-96 mph in past years, but he said his velocity will return in time, MLB.com reports.
"I think that will give me some confidence moving forward, not having to worry about what the radar gun says and know that I can pitch a little bit now," Doolittle said. "To have those other options to go to, I think it takes a lot of the pressure off."
Doolittle served as the team's regular closer for much of last season, posting a 2.73 ERA and 89:8 K:BB ratio in 62 2/3 innings while recording 22 saves.